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Major tax changes webinar recording

 Matthew Gilligan  26 Mar 19

Matthew Gilligan Matthew Gilligan recently ran a webinar with Real Estate Investar on tax changes, including loss ring-fencing, and you can watch the recording here.  During the webinar, Matthew discusses the major NZ tax changes that are in the pipeline, including: The Tax Working group's report • What does it contain? • What is the likelihood it will be implemented in ... More 

Aggressive IRD tactics

 John Rowe  11 Dec 16

John Rowe The IRD are being particularly aggressive in the tactics they are using at present. They are making phone calls to people personally rather than to their tax agents (accountants), and can be very intimidating. Some of the methods the IRD have been employing include: asking people complicated tax questions, which can get them into trouble if they answer incorrectly; ... More 

HOW DO YOU FIND GOOD PROPERTY DEALS?

 Salesh Chand  15 Apr 13

Salesh Chand It's human nature to want a good deal, and that applies to buying property as much as anything else. Finding good property deals can have a significant influence on your wealth creation, whether you're buying your own home or an investment. There are several strategies you can use to source them.Price is just one factor It's important to understand ... More 

Budget and a Cash Flow Forecast, what's the Difference

 John Heaslip  25 Mar 14

John Heaslip This is the time of year all businesses should be preparing budgets and cash flow forecasts.  The preparation of these is essential - the reason being that unless you know your anticipated income and associated expenditure, along with the peaks and troughs of your flow of cash, you will find it difficult to successfully manage your business, be it ... More 

Is the cost of insulating a rental property tax deductible?

 Anthony Strevens  07 Dec 16

Anthony Strevens As you may be aware, there is a new law that requires all tenanted homes to be insulated by 1 July 2019. Anyone who owns rental property must ensure their properties are insulated to the required standard by this date. At GRA we’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether the cost of insulating a rental property is ... More 

Unpaid tax on rental income

 Anna Loginova  12 Dec 18

Anna Loginova It is a requirement in New Zealand for parties to provide their IRD numbers when buying or selling real estate (whether as an individual or through another entity such as a company or trust). Normally this does not pose any sort of problem. However, there will be significant issues if you are selling a property that has been generating ... More 

When 'mine' becomes 'ours' - keeping assets separate

 The Professional Trustee Team  14 Sep 16

The Professional Trustee Team It is a common misconception that you have to live with someone for three years or more, and they have to make a direct contribution to the assets acquired during the relationship, before they're entitled to bring a relationship property claim. Possibly this mistaken belief occurs because the legislation itself is misunderstood.  Under current law, assuming a contracting out ... More 

Market Update April 2017

 Kris Pedersen  05 Apr 17

Kris Pedersen It’s been an interesting start to 2017 with a much tighter credit market than what we have seen for most of the last decade. While the majority of the media have been concentrating on the fact that the market seems to have slowed since the 40% deposit rule introduction, I put more down to banks themselves pulling back in ... More 

Advantages of new builds

 Mark Honeybone  20 Jun 17

Mark Honeybone At Property Ventures we are increasing our focus on new builds as investments because we see tremendous advantages from a financing perspective. Not only do investors get pristine new and low maintenance properties in better areas, they get the benefit of 80% LVRs and tax advantages from higher chattel depreciation.   These smart tax and finance benefits make investing ... More 

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Matthew Gilligan provides a fresh look at residential property investment from an experienced investor’s viewpoint. Written in easy to understand language and including many case studies, Matthew explains the ins and outs of successful property investment.

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